We recently learned that Mitsubishi is opening a theme park in Japan. While not automotive-themed, we do hope that they include at least some nods to their automotive division’s long history. Why not include a Pajero jungle cruise, Lancer Evolution roller coaster, or Mirage bumper cars? The possibilities are endless. For some reason, the Mitsubishi Group mothership has put you in charge of developing Mitsubishi-land.
What would you put in a Mitsubishi theme park?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What automatic transmission JNC makes a great driver’s car?“.
When choosing an automatic transmission car it helps temper the disappointment if the car is exceptional in other ways. Ian G.‘s AW11 Toyota MR2 Supercharged certainly was America’s quickest car to 30 mph when it was released. Meanwhile, CycoPablo chose its descendant, the MR2 Spyder with the unique DSG auto and affordable mid-engined roadster fun. On the other end of the spectrum crank_case‘s Z20 Toyota Soarer makes for an excellent grand tourer, and who are we to argue with LJK Setright?
A contingent of absolutists, like Bryan Kitsune, made a stand in the manual or nothing camp. speedie somehow got nearly his entire family to drive stick. ra21benj couldn’t find any good automatics, not even a Porsche.
However, the blow of driving an auto can be softened if the car never came in a stick shift to begin with. CycoPablo‘s Lancer Evo X is a great pick in that regard. Fred Langille and f31roger have found happiness with their own Nissan S-Cargo and Infiniti M30, respectively. Jeremy A. gave a left-field response with a 90s Camry Wagon, an excellent machine in its own right, and Jim Klein redefined the term “driver’s car” with a J80 Land Cruiser.
dankan‘s answer of any car that you can make memories in rang true, but he also acknowledged that one of two other answers should win, and we agree: Mitsubishi Magna‘s choice of the Subaru SVX is an excellent choice and definitely the more accessible one, but Franxou‘s pick of the Mazda Eunos Cosmo narrowly eked out the win due to its triple-rotor power.